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“A little Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Alford House B&B

Alford House B&B
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Alford House B&B
Ranked #7 of 10 Corfe Castle B&B and Inns
Newtown Vic Australia
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“A little Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

The rooms looked lovely on the website and our room was a good size. The disappointment was that it was overlooking the busy main road outside and the noise from it was mostly continiuous. No other rooms were available for us to move. Wifi strength was poor and our bathroom had a stained glass window overlooking the stair outside and anyone on the stair could see you. It needed a blind. The breakfast was good and the hosts were pleasant but I would choose a quieter location if I was coming to this town again.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2011

Ideal place for a short break in this beautiful part of the country. The
Mitchell's were very welcoming. Breakfasts were good and the packed lunches ideal for our days walking along this wonderful coastline. Might be a bit noisy in August when this part of country will no doubt be mobbed, the main road on which the house is located busy with traffic and with the need to keep the window(s) open in hot weather. Not many good places to eat in Corfe in you want to eat locally. If you do The Castle Inn just along the main road is the place to go. Book in advance though.

  • Stayed May 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2011

A very warm welcome on arrival, Susie was very helpful in advice on places to go & looked after us very well, breakfasts were lovely. Clean & comfortable, stayed in room at the back of the property, which was lovely, although was very hot at night due to the warm weather even with window open, could have done with an extra mirror & somewhere to place wash bags etc, other than that, could not fault. Off road parking at front which was a bonus as not many places I looked at had this. Would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. Really great location.

Room Tip: Room at front will get noisy traffic as main road
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2010

My wife and I stayed for two nights, in the room at the back of the house. The room was very nicely presented, just what you would expect from a very old house. Clean and tidy. Alford House is in a great location, just a short walk into the village, castle and railway station (for the steam train). Breakfast was very nice, freshly cooked, with fruit and cereal also available.
As said, we were at the back of the house, but with the window open we could hear the traffic going past on what is a pretty busy route. Also, we found the bed a little firm, but thats personal choice.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2009

Spent two nights at Alford house over August bank holiday. Our room" the Seacombe suite " was at the back of the residence away from the road . It was extremely clean and peaceful.Sue the owner was very friendly , and cooked a cracking breakfast , she also advised us to dine in the Castle pub (which was superb) just across the road.
Corfe is a really neat place, possibly as close as you can get to a picture postcard village, four of five places to eat, lots of nice walks nearby, a railway station with a steam train that takes you into Swanage, and of course the castle is quite stunning.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alford House B&B
Address: 120 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5EH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Corfe Castle
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Ranked #7 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Corfe Castle
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alford House Bed and Breakfast is a family run B&B situated in the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. The village is central to the Isle of Purbeck, an ideal location from which to explore the many nearby places of interest, including: the sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage, Wareham, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and the Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Alford House dates back to the 17th Century and, until the mid 1980s, the property was a local grocery store known as Driscoll's. Alford House was refurbished by ourselves, and we now live in one part of the house with a separate area for B&B. For guests there is private, off-road parking and your own private entrance into the house. ... more   less 

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